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Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Diann Woodley (November 15, 1991-January 18,2010) is an American teen actress. Woodley is best known for portraying Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and also for portraying Kaitlin Cooper (the sister of Marissa Cooper) in 2003 during the first season of the Fox series, The OC.

Life & Career

Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California. Her family includes her mother Lori, father Loni, and younger brother Tanner. Although her parents are divorced, she claims they still spend the holidays together.<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxzh0b73maU</ref> Woodley had her first audition at the age of five, when her model cousin brought her to a talent-call audition. "My mom was like, 'Hey, you want to act today?' and I was like, 'Sure!' And it just kind of happened. I was never forced to do it, and I never forced them to take me to auditions," explained Woodley. In 2005, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award (YAA) in the Category: Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special—Leading Young Actress for her role in A Place Called Home as California Ford.She appeared as Felicity Merriman, in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure for which she received a Young Artists award nomination in the Category: Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama). This is one of two TV specials that Woodley appeared in with John Schneider. She appeared on Crossing Jordan as a young Jordan, as well as other television series including Without a Trace, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY, and Close to Home. In 2007, Woodley appeared in Cold Case as Sarah Gunden, the murder victim's younger Amish sister, who originally brought the case to the investigators' attention. Woodley currently stars in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Amy Juergens, a 15 year old who discovers she is pregnant. The show explores the effects of her pregnancy on her family and friends as well as life at Ulysses S. Grant High School in California. The series debuted on July 1, 2008, with the second half of the first season premiering on January 5, 2009. The second season debuted on June 22, 2009.

She is still living in Simi Valley, CA. Shailene plans on attending New York University (NYU) upon completion of the show, majoring in interior design and psychology.

Shailene strongly promotes recycling and even keeps a recycling bin in her trailer on set. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, learning guitar and designing.


On January 14,2010 Woodley Killed by the Palabok Gang led by Chrishell Stause and Euan Hankey on January 18 at 8:30am Woodley pronounced Death at the age of 18


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Replacing Dad Little Girl TV-movie
2001-2002 The District Kristin Debreno Episodes:
Explicit Activities
Cop Hunt
2001-2004 Crossing Jordan Young Jordan Cavanaugh Episodes:
Deja Past
Pandora's Trunk: Part 1
Blood Relatives
Digger: Part 2
2003 The OC Kaitlin Cooper Episode:
Season 1
2003 Without a Trace Young Sara Sears Episode:
Clare de Lune
2004 Everybody Loves Raymond Snotty Girl #2 Episode:
Party Dress
2004-2005 Jack & Bobby Chloe Benedict Episodes:
Running Scared
2005 A Place Called Home Cali Movie
2005 Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Felicity Merriman TV-movie
2005 Once Upon a Mattress Molly TV-movie
2006 My Name Is Earl Young Gwen Episode:
2007 Close to Home Gaby Tursi Episode:
Getting In
2007 CSI: NY Evie Pierpont Episode:
A Daze of Wine and Roaches
2007 Moola Ashley
2007 Final Approach Maya Bende TV-movie
2007 Cold Case Sarah Gunden Episode:
Running Around
2008-present The Secret Life of the American Teenager Amy Juergens Episodes Aired:
2008 Entertainment Tonight Herself Episode Dated:
June 28
2008 2008 American Music Awards Herself- Presenter TV
2009 The View Herself Episode Dated:
February 6

Awards and nominations

Year Result Award Work Category
2009 Nominated Young Artist Awards The Secret Life of the American Teenager Best Performance (Comedy or Drama) Leading Actress
2009 Nominated Teen Choice Awards The Secret Life of the American Teenager Choice TV Actress Drama/ Choice Summer Female Star
2006 Nominated Young Artist Awards Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Best Performance in a T.V. Movie, Miniseries, or Special(Comedy or Drama) Leading Actress
2005 Nominated Young Artist Awards A Place Called Home Best Performance in a T.V Movie, Miniseries , or Special Leading Actress


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{{Persondata |NAME= Woodley, Shailene |ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Woodley, Shailene Diann |SHORT DESCRIPTION= Actress |DATE OF BIRTH= 1991-11-15 |PLACE OF BIRTH= Simi Valley, California, U.S. |DATE OF DEATH= |PLACE OF DEATH=

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